January 2019        
Speak Up, Stay Safe
Everyone can play a part in keeping our schools safe and secure. If you see suspicious activity, be prepared to give a detailed report to school staff and the authorities. Pay special attention to things like: What, specifically, you observed; who you saw; when and where you saw it; and why it seemed suspicious. These details will help school staff and the authorities as they work to keep our schools and students safe. Please report any suspicious activity noted in the vicinity of schools to the Frederick County Sheriff's Office at 540-662-6168.

January Dates

January 2nd School Reopens
January 4th-14th PTO Pj Day(4th) - Kick off for Read - A - Thon
January 11th Report Cards Issued
January 18th PTO Spirit Night - Chuck E. Cheese - 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
January 18th PTO Meeting 6:30pm
January 18th No School - Professional Development Day
January 21st No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 22nd PTO Meeting
Running Club
Attention Running Club Members:
Just a reminder, there is no running club during the month of January.
We will resume running club for second and third graders on February 6th, 2019 and February 8th for fourth and fifth graders.

Counselor Corner
 Self - Control
Choosing to do what you should even when you don’t want to. Make a list of things in your life that you want to do but are unhealthy. Think of ways that you can avoid this temptation. Examples might be you really like to eat greasy foods or chocolate but they are unhealthy. What are some things that will help you choose to do the right thing, even when you don’t want to? Are there certain places that you should avoid? Or are there specific times that you could avoid these places? Come up with some practical strategies to help you sharpen your self-control.
Say Cheese

On Friday, January 11th, Lifetouch will be at school taking group photos. The following groups will have pictures taken:
Running Club
Destination Imagination
District Chorus
Drama Club
The Cast of Seussical
Garden Club
 2019-20 Kindergarten Registration
Frederick County Public Schools will be conducting kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year in two phases this year in an effort to make the process more efficient. The parents of rising kindergarten students who currently have other children enrolled in Frederick County Public Schools are being asked to register their student(s) for kindergarten during the early bird registration period from February 4 through March 1.

The parents of rising kindergarten students who do not have any children currently attending Frederick County Public Schools should complete the registration process from March 4-8. All parents registering children to attend kindergarten for the first time in August 2019 should complete the registration process at the elementary school their child will attend. Specific registration times for both the early bird and regular registration periods can be acquired by contacting each elementary school. All children who will be five years of age on or before September 30, 2019, must register for kindergarten.
Rising 6th Graders
  Parent Night for Rising 6th Graders
The Admiral Byrd is January 30th at 6 pm.
The James Wood Middle Night is January 31st at 6:30pm.

Fall SOL Testing
 SOL Testing Frame
Our Fall SOL testing frame is, May 6th, 2019 - June 4th. As the dates get closer, we will be receiving more detailed information of which tests will be taken on certain days. We know that sometimes it’s hard to make appointments before or after school, but we ask that you try to either make the appointments before or after test dates. Please stay posted for more information to come at a later date.

Notice of Nondiscrimination
Frederick County Public Schools shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, political
affiliation, disability or veteran status in the education program and activities, or employment and provides equal access to the Boy
Scouts and other designated youth groups.

Questions concerning the application of this non-discrimination policy may be made to: Title IX Coordinator (Adults), John Linaburg, Exec. Director of Human Resources; Title IX Coordinator (Students) and Section 504 Coordinator, Teresa Ritenour, Director of Student Support Services.

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, see list of OCR enforcement offices for the addresses and phone numbers of
the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

281 Channing Drive, Winchester, VA 22602 (540) 667-7863



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